Friday, September 30th, 2016

Books: Beautiful Blue Eyes

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Beautiful Blue Eyes is the follow up to Marianne Richmond’s Beautiful Brown Eyes. A large hardcover book, inside you’ll find soft watercolor drawings and rhyming prose.

“I watched, and I waited
as your eyes chose their hue,
deciding in time
on their beautiful blue.

Blue as a butterfly
or the sparkling sea.
Blue as the bluebird
who sings in her tree.”

Reading it, I feel it has a relaxing rhythm. But it somehow leaves me melancholy. It’s designed for a parent to be the reader with an insight into emotions. For example, “And when tears fall down your blues tell too, of disappointment or worry about some thing or some who.”

The only really criticism I have is the use of the word “blah”. I don’t like that word and feel it shouldn’t be taught in a children’s book. My son, 5, isn’t too fond of the book either. He says “it’s boring”. That said, that doesn’t mean it won’t appeal to other children who might enjoy it.

Beautiful Blue Eyes is published by Sourcebooks  and retails for $15.99. It comes out in April 2011.

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2 Responses to “Books: Beautiful Blue Eyes”
  1. Alaina Sancen says:

    Variation in the colour of the eyes from brown to green can all be explained by the amount of melanin in the iris, but blue-eyed individuals only have a small degree of variation in the amount of melanin in their eyes. “From this we can conclude that all blue-eyed individuals are linked to the same ancestor,” says Professor Eiberg. “They have all inherited the same switch at exactly the same spot in their DNA.” Brown-eyed individuals, by contrast, have considerable individual variation in the area of their DNA that controls melanin production.;

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  2. Dee Zierden says:

    For me, blue eyes are the prettiest. I wish i had blue eyes though. –

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